oil on canvas signed and dated Jacob Silvén 1892 canvas dimensions 16.92 x 26.37 inches (43 x 67 cm) black frame 21 x 30.7 inches (53.5 x 78 cm) original gold frame 28.3 x 38.2 inches (72 x 97 cm)
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Provenance: A Swedish private collection.
Condition: Very good, newly restored by our professional art conservator.
Essay: Jacob Silvén was a Swedish painter, printmaker, and drawing teacher known for his portraits and landscape depictions, particularly those capturing the beauty of Blekinge, a region in southern Sweden.
Silvén is best known for his landscape paintings, with a special focus on Blekinge motifs. His landscape paintings often showcased the picturesque nature of the Knösösund area, reflecting the beauty of the Blekinge region. Our painting called "A Summer Day in 1892" is most likely from that region. The painting portrays a sky filled with clouds, weighted with the promise of rain. In the foreground, there is a tranquil bay reflecting the surrounding scenery. The trees are elegantly mirrored in the water, Beyond, a meadow stretches into the distance, leading to a majestic forest backdrop, while the water is adorned with beautiful water lilies.
Silvén's skillful brushstrokes and his attention to detail bring this landscape to life, inviting viewers to step into the scene and experience the tranquility of the moment. The play of light and shadow, coupled with the artist's adept use of color, captures the ambiance of a Swedish summer day on the brink of a gentle rain shower.
Jacob Silvén's art can be found in the collections of prominent institutions, including the Royal Library and the National Museum in Stockholm.
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